|Today's tomato harvest.|
Just sayin', it's QUIET.
|What a real tomato is supposed to look like - red inside.|
|Brussel sprouts being ravaged by the flea beetle.|
Already, I am making a list of "fired" crops - ones that won't be planted next year - beets and brussel sprouts top the list.
But the real heartbreaker has been the sad state of the Dakota Black Popcorn. It has a number of problems, most of which have to do with the uneven watering scenario. Also, they are too crowded thanks to my inept planting and the plant's tendency to shoot out "tillers" - extra stalks from one seed.
|Sad, thirsty corn.|
|Trying to look cute but they are green pods of EVIL.|
In fact, my watermelon - both Sweet Crimson and Moon & Stars varieties - are a success! I sold a half at the market last week. Doesn't sound like much but considering how few customers there are - maybe 20? - I'm celebrating.
Despite the setbacks the worrisome lack of rain, it looks like this first year might be somewhat of a mild success - still too early to call. I still have huge eggplant, pepper and chili plants with no fruit on them, which is frustrating, but the season isn't over yet.
|Customized pumpkins, compliments of my cousin, Royce.|